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Automatic save

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11-08-2011 05:51 AM

If you set the Auto save to one minute you should have 60 saves in one hour...Correct...?? why doesnt this happen...???


Is their a way to change these settings...


It only leaves a BAK file and not a sv$ file....???



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Re: Automatic save

11-08-2011 06:19 AM in reply to: dtmanjarrez



I don't know how small your drawings are or how fast your destination place for saving is. But one minute is hard to get inerrupted to much (imho).

What can happen that you don't get 60 saves:

  • If you have a dialog open (e.g. PLOT) and you let it open for 10minutes ==> no chance for AutoCAD to autosave
  • If you start the plot (and it's not in background) ==> no chance for autosave
  • If you started a command, e.g. LINE and don't end it (one line followed the next ....) ==> no chance for autosave
  • If you started any command that uses more time then 1min (e.g. RENDER) ==> no chance for autosave
  • If you have multiple drawings open ==> no chance for autosaving the none-active drawings

...and there will be a lot of more reasons I haven't listed here.


>> It only leaves a BAK file and not a sv$ file....???

The BAK-file has nothing to do with autosave, the BAK file is just a copy of your DWG when you opened it last time.

SV$-files are not stored in the directory where the DWG-file is saved, within the OPTIONS you can see/set where the SV$-files have their place.


- alfred -


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